Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Thursday Quiz XLIV


The Thursday Quiz!

The Thursday Quiz is an "Is It or Isn't It" game. From the list of twelve items, your job is to determine whether each IS or ISN'T a true example of the week's category.

Remember always, the rules are the same no matter where you're from:

No research, Googling, Wikiing, or use of reference books. The Thursday
Quiz is a POP quiz. Violators will have their language confounded.
This Week's Category is very cosmopolitan!

Words in European Languages

Some of the following sets are equivalent common words in seven European languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, and Finnish. In the other sets, things have been twisted and warped in the traditional michael5000 fashion.

Clarification: if a set of words is bogus, it is
predominantly bogus. There are no sets, for instance, where only the Finnish word is wrong. Shame on you for even thinking of such a thing.

For the accurate sets, provide the equivalent word in English. For the bogus sets, just mark 'em as "bogus"!


1. diece - ounze - unci - unze - elfte - eleevan - kallistoni

2. doce - douze - dodici - doze - zwölf - twaalf - kaksitoista

3. equido - echeul - equino - equito - Herz - hers - kissa

4. fisico - fisicien - doctoro - fésico - Medikman - medicin - hälläväri

5. golf - golf - golf - golf - Golf - golf - golf

6. hermana - soeur - sorella - irmã - Schwester - zus - sisko

7. luna - lune - luna - lua - Mond - maan - kuu

8. matematidor - matematieur - matematidor - mãtematidor -
Komputmachinen - additor - kaliskaanin

9. país - pays - paese - país - Land - land - maa

10. perro - chien - cane - cão - Hund - hond - koira

11. pueblo - ville - città - cidade - Stadt - stad - kaupunki

12. sol - soleil - sole - sol - Sonne - zon - aurinko

Using the English language, post your answers in the comments.

20 comments:

karmasartre said...

1 / bogus
2 / twelve
3 / bogus
4 / physician
5 / golf (wind?)
6 / her
7 / bogus
8 / bogus
9 / country
10 / dog
11 / city
12 / Sun

Elizabeth said...

1. bogus
2. Twelve
3. bogus
4. bogus
5. I guess that's 'golf'
6. Sister
7. bogus
8. Land/country
9. Dog
10. Town
12. Sun

Rebel said...

o mein gott... I'm going to suck this one up.

1. bogus
2 twelve
3 horse
4 wait... are these supposed to be in order? I think this one is bogus although medicin is French for Doctor. So, my favorite show would be Medicin Qui. J'ai besoin de medicin. Medicin qui? Dix!!!!
5. gotta be true... I mean, Golf although, that's like way too easy. I'm going to say BOGUS. Dang you M5K with your tricksy questions!!!!
6. Sister
7. Moon
8. bogus
9. country
10 dog
11 city
12 sun.

Ok... so I clearly have gotten a bunch of them wrong... but I've been drinking and whenever I drink I think I can speak more languages than I actually can.

Cartophiliac said...

1. bogus
2. twelve
3. horse
4. physician
5. bogus
6. sister
7. Monday
8. computer
9. bogus
10. dog
11. house
12. sun

DrSchnell said...

1. bogus
2. twelve
3. bogus
4. doctor
5. bogus
6. sister
7. moon
8. bogus
9. land
10. dog
11. city
12. sun

La Gringissima said...

1. bogus
2. twelve
3. bogus
4. bogus
5. golf
6. sister
7. moon
8. bogus
9. country
10. dog
11. town/city
12. sun

gS49 said...

1 is bad

2 is good

3 is bad

4 is good

5 is bad

6 is good

7 is good

8 is good

9 is good

10 is good

11 is good

12 id good

d said...

1. bogus
2. twelve
3. bogus
4. bogus
5. golf
6. sister
7. moon
8. mathematician
9. bogus
10. dog
11. i want to say city, but ciudad is city in spanish, so this one has be scratching my head. i'll leave it i guess.
12. sun

Nichim said...

1. bogus
2. twelve
3. bogus
4. doctor
5. golf
6. sister
7. bogus
8. plausible but bogus
9. country/nation
10. dog
11. bogus - too many different sizes
12. sun

mrs.5000 said...

High school Spanish, don't fail me now. . .
1 no
2 yes
3 no
4 no
5 no
6 yes
7 yes
8 no
9 yes
10 yes
11 yes
12 yes

mrs.5000 said...

Oh! you want the equivalents! I was wondering why you were so fussy about requesting English! I promise I didn't cheat.
1 bogus eleven
2 twelve
3 bogus horse
4 bogus doctor
5 bogus golf
6 sister
7 moon
8 bogus calculator or computer
9 country
10 dog
11 town
12 sun

margaret said...

1. bogus
2. 12
3. bogus
4. doctor
5. um, golf?
6. sister
7. bogus
8. bogus
9. peace
10. dog
11. city
12. sun

i typed this one handed w screamin baby in other

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I know all the answers, but I was intent on posting them in Klingon. You and your rules!

Sparrowhawk said...

1. bogus

2. Twelve

3. Bogus

4. Physician?

5. Golf

6. Sister

7. Bogus

8. Mathematician?

9. Country

10. Dog

11. Village

12. Sun

Ben said...

1. bogus
2. twelve
3. bogus
4. bogus, I think. I've always only heard Doktor in German.
5. golf--just strange enough to be true.
6. sister
7. bogus--I thought it was "moon" at first, but that last entry (kuu) sounds too much like cow, as in ...jumped over the...
8. calculator--only if counting plurals is OK (Komputmachinen would be plural).
9. country (political)
10. dog
11. city
12. sun

I only sort of know two of the languages represented here, so this was hard.

Karin said...

1. eleven
2. twelve
3. bogus
4. bogus
5. golf
6. sister
7. moon
8. bogus
9. country
10. dog
11. town/city
12. sun

Michael5000 said...

Good Evening.

1. Fake words that I made up that seemed like they might mean "eleven."

2. Real words that mean "twelve."

3. Fake words I made up that seemed like they might mean "horse."

4. Fake words I made up that seemed like they might mean "doctor."

5. Real words that mean "golf."

6. Real words that mean "sister."

7. Real words that mean "moon."

8. Fake words I made up that seemed like they might mean "computer" or something.

9. Real words that mean "country."

10. Real words that mean "dog."

11. Real words that mean "city," or "town."

12. Real words that mean "sun."

boo said...

Argh! I am too late! And this type is a fun one. Linguistic. Love that.

#5 you crack me up.

Michael5000 said...

Do we have winners? Of course we have winners! Everyone who takes the Quiz is a winner.

More specifically,

The only perfect score belongs to la gringissima, who thereby takes the TQXLIV Gold Star, her first. This completes her collection of all four Stars, making her the 11th Quiz legend to finish the sweep.

Mrs.5000 takes the Silver; with six in her collection, she is now locked in a tie with Rex Parker for total number of Silver Stars accumulated.

And taking her sixth Blue Star, Karin now has more Blues to her name than any other contestant. She is tied for fourth on the leaderboard for lifetime total number of Stars, with 11.

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Karin said...

Yay! My name in lights! I'm so vain.

And, planned or not, I love that 6 and 7 combined form Sister Moon (is nothing like the sun), a lyric in a moody Sting song which probably refers to something in literature or mythology, but to me just makes me think of Sting. All I ever need, really. So thanks. :)